Yankees Trade for QB Russell Wilson?
You didn't misread that headline. The New York Yankees have traded for Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson.
That trade was made with MLB's Texas Rangers, not the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. But, don't expect him to be donning pinstripes in the Bronx this summer. Playing a lil' baseball in the offseason has become somewhat of a hobby for Wilson. As reported by the New York Post:
The former baseball player had been a part of the Rangers’ organization since 2013. Prior to that, he was a fourth-round pick of the Rockies and spent parts of two seasons in Class-A ball as a second baseman.
Will Wilson see the field in Spring Training games? Eh, maybe. Right now the Yankees are saying he'll workout with the team in Tampa, FL, and watch games with from the Yankees' dugout sometime in late-February or March.
The Yankees get Wilson from Texas for 'future considerations'. One would be surprised to Wilson in official Grapefruit League action - could you imagine a freak injury that jeopardized his football career, or the big money he earns in Seattle?